My brush with World Cup greatness

While walking to get some lunch, a Japanese cab driver pulled over in front of me and called me over.

“With that blond hair, you look just like this Japanese soccer player! For a moment there, I thought you were him, but he’s playing in Korea right now.”

I’ve just checked the profile of Team Japan. The guy who comes closest to looking like me is Kazuyuki Toda (I’ve put his family name last):

and here’s me (I’m the one on the right):

It’s a bit of a stretch, but getting mistaken for a soccer star’s always nice.

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